Gear

Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Despite the fact that I have two family members and multiple friends that have completed thru-hikes of the AT I still was just as completely lost as anybody else when...

Jul 17, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Gear Review: Montbell Colorado Parka

Gear Review: Montbell Colorado Parka

Circumstances of review Throughout the winter and early Spring I wore the Description This reversible down parka boasts a generous urban cut and value oriented performance details making it ideal

Jul 11, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoes

Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoes

Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoe is for rugged terrain with Contragrip WT (wet traction) for muddy, slushy or snowy terrain. Also, the water resistant and nylon uppers keep feet dry...

Jun 4, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

These days, thru hikers and weight conscious backpackers are spoiled for choice when it comes to lightweight backpacks on the market. With Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA), Mountain Laurel

May 29, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Salomon X-Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Boot and the Gore-Tex fabric made me feet sweat, aka blisters. The breathability made the shoe feel like a sneaker than than gore-tex trail runners...

May 25, 2017 : Danielle
Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Ok, folks! I will be the first to admit that prior to leaving for the PCT I truly believed I needed everything in my pack.  After researching gear, reading blogs...

May 21, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens
Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Short Sleeve Tee wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and dry. The Merino 150 is the Smartwool's lightest base layer and can be worn in...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Leki Corklite Trekking Poles are a staple on any hike I take, whether it be long distance backpacking or a quick day hike. Plus, Leki Corklite Trekking Poles' Speedlock2 system allows...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat Description: The  Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Mattress (size large) and it served its purpose. But, it was really heavy, weighing in at 1 lb 8...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Images from Therm-a-Rest Description: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD is a four season, lightweight, mummy sleeping bag. With a European Comfort Rating of 22°F and a lower limit of 10°F, this backpack

May 1, 2017 : Danielle